Definitions for stockstɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a supply of goods kept on hand for sale to customers by a merchant, manufacturer, etc.; inventory.

    Category: Business

  2. a quantity of something accumulated, as for future use.

  3. Ref: livestock

  4. a theatrical stock company. the work or business of such a company; repertory. .

    Category: Showbiz

    Ref: summer stock

  5. the shares of a particular company or corporation. a stock certificate. (formerly) a tally or stick used in transactions between a debtor and a creditor.

    Category: Business

  6. in grafting, a stem in which the bud or scion is inserted. a stem, tree, or plant that furnishes slips or cuttings.

    Category: Agriculture, Botany

  7. the trunk or main stem of a tree or other plant, as distinguished from roots and branches.

    Category: Agriculture, Botany

  8. the type from which a group of animals or plants has been derived.

    Category: Agriculture, Botany, Animal Husbandry, Zoology

  9. a race or other related group of animals or plants.

    Category: Botany, Animal Husbandry, Zoology

  10. the person from whom a given line of descent is derived; the original progenitor.

  11. a line of descent; a tribe, race, or ethnic group.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

  12. a category consisting of language families that, because of resemblances in grammatical structure and vocabulary, are considered likely to be related by common origin. any grouping of related languages.

    Category: Peoples, Language/Linguistics

  13. the handle of a whip, fishing rod, etc.

  14. the wooden or metal piece to which the barrel and mechanism of a rifle are attached. a part of an automatic weapon, as a machine gun, similar in position or function.

    Category: Military

  15. a dull or stupid person.

  16. something lifeless or senseless.

  17. the main upright part of anything, esp. a supporting structure.

  18. stocks, a former instrument of punishment consisting of a framework with holes for securing the ankles and, sometimes, the wrists, used to expose an offender to public derision. a frame in which a horse or other animal is secured in a standing position for shoeing or for a veterinary operation. the frame on which a boat rests while under construction.

    Category: Nautical

    Ref: Compare pillory (def. 1). 1

  19. a vertical shaft forming part of a rudder and controlling the rudder's movement. a transverse piece of wood or metal near the ring on some anchors.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  20. the raw material from which something is made.

  21. the broth from boiled meat, fish, or poultry, used in soups and sauces.

    Category: Cooking

  22. any of several plants belonging to the genus Matthiola, of the mustard family, esp. M. incana, having fragrant flowers in a variety of colors.

    Category: Plants

  23. the portion of a deck of cards left on the table to be drawn from as occasion requires.

    Category: Games

  24. Category: Railroads

    Ref: rolling stock.

  25. Archaic. a stocking.

  26. Obs. the frame of a plow to which the share, handles, etc., are attached.

  27. (adj.)kept regularly on hand, as for use or sale; staple; standard.

  28. having as one's job the care of a concern's goods.

  29. of the common or ordinary type; commonplace.

  30. pertaining to or designating the breeding and raising of livestock.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  31. of or pertaining to the stock of a company or corporation.

  32. pertaining to a theatrical stock company or its repertoire. appearing in repertory:

    stock players.

    Category: Showbiz

  33. (v.t.)to furnish with a stock or supply.

  34. to furnish with livestock.

  35. to lay up in store, as for future use.

  36. to fasten to or provide with a stock, as a rifle or plow.

  37. to put in the stocks as a punishment.

  38. (v.i.)to lay in a stock of something (often fol. by up).

Idioms for stock:

  1. in stock,on hand for use or sale.

    Category: Idiom

  2. out of stock,lacking a supply, esp. temporarily.

    Category: Business, Idiom

  3. take or put stock in,to put confidence in or attach importance to; believe; trust.

    Category: Idiom

  4. take stock, to make an inventory of stock on hand. to appraise resources or prospects.

    Category: Idiom, Business

Origin of stock:

bef. 900; OE stoc(c) stump, stake, c. ON stokkr tree trunk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stock(noun)

    the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)

    "he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"

  2. stock, inventory(noun)

    the merchandise that a shop has on hand

    "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"

  3. stock, gunstock(noun)

    the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun

    "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"

  4. stock certificate, stock(noun)

    a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation

    "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"

  5. store, stock, fund(noun)

    a supply of something available for future use

    "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

  6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)

    the descendants of one individual

    "his entire lineage has been warriors"

  7. breed, strain, stock(noun)

    a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

    "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"

  8. broth, stock(noun)

    liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces

    "she made gravy with a base of beef stock"

  9. stock(noun)

    the reputation and popularity a person has

    "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"

  10. stock, caudex(noun)

    persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

  11. stock(noun)

    a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants

  12. stock, gillyflower(noun)

    any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

  13. Malcolm stock, stock(noun)

    any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia

  14. stock(noun)

    lumber used in the construction of something

    "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"

  15. stock(noun)

    the handle end of some implements or tools

    "he grabbed the cue by the stock"

  16. neckcloth, stock(noun)

    an ornamental white cravat

  17. livestock, stock, farm animal(adj)

    any animals kept for use or profit

  18. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn(adj)

    repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

    "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"

  19. stock(adj)


    "a stock answer"

  20. standard, stock(verb)

    regularly and widely used or sold

    "a standard size"; "a stock item"

  21. stock, carry, stockpile(verb)

    have on hand

    "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"

  22. stock(verb)

    equip with a stock

    "stock a rifle"

  23. stock(verb)

    supply with fish

    "stock a lake"

  24. stock(verb)

    supply with livestock

    "stock a farm"

  25. stock, buy in, stock up(verb)

    amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use

    "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"

  26. stock(verb)

    provide or furnish with a stock of something

    "stock the larder with meat"

  27. sprout, stock(verb)

    put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

    "the plant sprouted early this year"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stock(noun)ɒk

    a supply

    Stocks of chicken feed are running low.

  2. stockɒk

    the goods available in a store

    I'll see if we have any more of these in stock.; If the item you want is out of stock we will order it.

  3. stockɒk

    a flavored liquid used in cooking

    chicken/vegetable/beef stock

  4. stockɒk

    the value of all the shares of a company, or one share of this value

    The company's stock went up.; stocks and bonds

  5. stock(verb)ɒk

    to have in a store available for people to buy

    We stock most brands of digital camera.


  1. stock(Noun)

    A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.

    We have a stock of televisions on hand.

  2. stock(Noun)

    A supply of anything ready for use.

    Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.

  3. stock(Noun)

    Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.

  4. stock(Noun)

    Farm or ranch animals.

  5. stock(Noun)

    Railroad rolling stock.

  6. stock(Noun)

    The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.

  7. stock(Noun)

    The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.

  8. stock(Noun)

    A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.

  9. stock(Noun)

    The axle attached to the rudder, which transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.

  10. stock(Verb)

    To have on hand for sale.

    The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.

  11. stock(Noun)

    Broth made from meat or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.

  12. stock(Noun)

    The type of paper used in printing.

    The books were printed on a heavier stock this year.

  13. stock(Noun)

    A necktie or cravat, particularly a wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.

  14. stock(Noun)

    A cover for the legs; a stocking

  15. stock(Noun)

    In a card game, a stack of undealt cards made available to the players.

  16. stock(Noun)

    A pipe (vertical cylinder of ore)

  17. stock(Noun)

    lineage, family

  18. stock(Adjective)

    Normally available for purchase.

  19. stock(Adjective)

    Straightforward, plain, very basic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stock(noun)

    the stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk

  2. Stock(noun)

    the stem or branch in which a graft is inserted

  3. Stock(noun)

    a block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post

  4. Stock(noun)

    hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense

  5. Stock(noun)

    the principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached

  6. Stock(noun)

    the wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a musket or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage

  7. Stock(noun)

    the handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace

  8. Stock(noun)

    the block of wood or metal frame which constitutes the body of a plane, and in which the plane iron is fitted; a plane stock

  9. Stock(noun)

    the wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor

  10. Stock(noun)

    the support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself

  11. Stock(noun)

    a handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock

  12. Stock(noun)

    the part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness. See Counterfoil

  13. Stock(noun)

    the original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family

  14. Stock(noun)

    money or capital which an individual or a firm employs in business; fund; in the United States, the capital of a bank or other company, in the form of transferable shares, each of a certain amount; money funded in government securities, called also the public funds; in the plural, property consisting of shares in joint-stock companies, or in the obligations of a government for its funded debt; -- so in the United States, but in England the latter only are called stocks, and the former shares

  15. Stock(noun)

    same as Stock account, below

  16. Stock(noun)

    supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions

  17. Stock(noun)

    domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; -- called also live stock

  18. Stock(noun)

    that portion of a pack of cards not distributed to the players at the beginning of certain games, as gleek, etc., but which might be drawn from afterward as occasion required; a bank

  19. Stock(noun)

    a thrust with a rapier; a stoccado

  20. Stock(noun)

    a covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks (stockings)

  21. Stock(noun)

    a kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock

  22. Stock(noun)

    a frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment

  23. Stock(noun)

    the frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building

  24. Stock(noun)

    red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings

  25. Stock(noun)

    any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock (Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower); ten-weeks stock (M. annua)

  26. Stock(noun)

    an irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone

  27. Stock(noun)

    a race or variety in a species

  28. Stock(noun)

    in tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salpae, etc

  29. Stock(noun)

    the beater of a fulling mill

  30. Stock(noun)

    a liquid or jelly containing the juices and soluble parts of meat, and certain vegetables, etc., extracted by cooking; -- used in making soup, gravy, etc

  31. Stock(verb)

    to lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like

  32. Stock(verb)

    to provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass

  33. Stock(verb)

    to suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows

  34. Stock(verb)

    to put in the stocks

  35. Stock(adj)

    used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock sermon


  1. Stock

    The capital stock of an incorporated business constitutes the equity stake of its owners. It represents the residual assets of the company that would be due to stockholders after discharge of all senior claims such as secured and unsecured debt. Stockholders' equity cannot be withdrawn from the company in a way that is intended to be detrimental to the company's creditors.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stock' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1368

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stock' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1677

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stock' in Nouns Frequency: #494

Anagrams of stock

  1. tocks

Translations for stock

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often in plural) a store of goods in a shop, warehouse etc

Buy while stocks last!; The tools you require are in / out of stock (= available / not available).

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